1 Samuel 30:3
New International Version
When David and his men reached Ziklag, they found it destroyed by fire and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive.

New Living Translation
When David and his men saw the ruins and realized what had happened to their families,

English Standard Version
And when David and his men came to the city, they found it burned with fire, and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive.

Berean Study Bible
When David and his men came to the city, they found it burned down and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive.

King James Bible
So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

New King James Version
So David and his men came to the city, and there it was, burned with fire; and their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive.

New American Standard Bible
When David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire, and their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive.

NASB 1995
When David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire, and their wives and their sons and their daughters had been taken captive.

NASB 1977
And when David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire, and their wives and their sons and their daughters had been taken captive.

Amplified Bible
When David and his men came to the town, it was burned, and their wives and their sons and their daughters had been taken captive.

Christian Standard Bible
When David and his men arrived at the town, they found it burned. Their wives, sons, and daughters had been kidnapped.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When David and his men arrived at the town, they found it burned down. Their wives, sons, and daughters had been kidnapped.

American Standard Version
And when David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captive.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And David and his men came to the city, and behold, it was burning in fire, and their wives and their children and their daughters were taken captive

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David and his men came into the city, and, behold, it was burnt with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters were carried captive.

Contemporary English Version
When David and his men came to Ziklag, they saw the burned-out ruins and learned that their families had been taken captive.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So when David and his men came to the city, and found it burnt with fire, and that their wives and their sons, and their daughters were taken captives,

English Revised Version
And when David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

Good News Translation
When David and his men arrived, they found that the town had been burned down and that their wives, sons, and daughters had been carried away.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
By the time David and his men came to the town, it had been burned down, and their wives, sons, and daughters had been taken captive.

International Standard Version
David and his men came to the town, and it had been burned down. Their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

Literal Standard Version
And David comes in—and his men—to the city, and behold, [it is] burned with fire, and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters have been taken captive.

NET Bible
When David and his men came to the city, they found it burned. Their wives, sons, and daughters had been taken captive.

New Heart English Bible
When David and his men came to the city, look, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captive.

World English Bible
When David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captive.

Young's Literal Translation
And David cometh in -- and his men -- unto the city, and lo, burnt with fire, and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters have been taken captive!

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Amalekites Raid Ziklag
2They had taken captive the women and all who were there, both young and old. They had not killed anyone, but had carried them off as they went on their way. 3When David and his men came to the city, they found it burned down and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive. 4So David and the troops with him lifted up their voices and wept until they had no strength left to weep.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 27:3
David and his men settled in Gath with Achish. Each man had his family with him, and David had his two wives: Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail of Carmel, the widow of Nabal.

1 Samuel 30:2
They had taken captive the women and all who were there, both young and old. They had not killed anyone, but had carried them off as they went on their way.

1 Samuel 30:4
So David and the troops with him lifted up their voices and wept until they had no strength left to weep.


Treasury of Scripture

So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

burned

Psalm 34:19
Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

Hebrews 12:6
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

1 Peter 1:6,7
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: …









(3) And behold, it was burned with fire.--A terrible reception for David and his free lances, on their return from their ill-omened expedition with the great Philistine army, to find only the charred and smoking ruins of their homes; not one of all their dear ones, whom they had left behind--as they thought in security--left to tell the story of the disaster. It was the Egyptian slave who had fallen sick, and, in consequence, had been deserted, and whom they came upon in the course of the pursuit, who gave them the details, and told them the story of the invasion, and described the route taken by the marauding force on their return to their country.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When David
דָוִ֤ד (ḏā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

and his men
וַֽאֲנָשָׁיו֙ (wa·’ă·nā·šāw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

came
וַיָּבֹ֨א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to the city,
הָעִ֔יר (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

they found
וְהִנֵּ֥ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

it burned down
שְׂרוּפָ֖ה (śə·rū·p̄āh)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular
Strong's 8313: To be, on fire

and their wives
וּנְשֵׁיהֶ֛ם (ū·nə·šê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

and sons
וּבְנֵיהֶ֥ם (ū·ḇə·nê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1121: A son

and daughters
וּבְנֹתֵיהֶ֖ם (ū·ḇə·nō·ṯê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1323: A daughter

taken captive.
נִשְׁבּֽוּ׃ (niš·bū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7617: To transport into captivity


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